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From Middle English sandi, sondy, sandiȝ, from Old English sandiġ (sandy), equivalent to sand +‎ -y. Cognate with Dutch zandig (sandy), German sandig (sandy), Swedish sandig (sandy).



sandy (comparative sandier, superlative sandiest)

  1. Covered with sand.
  2. Sprinkled with sand.
  3. Containing sand.
    Some plants grow best in sandy soil.
  4. Like sand, especially in texture.
    • 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter IV, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., →OCLC:
      Mr. Cooke at once began a tirade against the residents of Asquith for permitting a sandy and generally disgraceful condition of the roads. So roundly did he vituperate the inn management in particular, and with such a loud flow of words, that I trembled lest he should be heard on the veranda.
  5. Having the colour of sand.

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sandy (plural sandies)

  1. (informal) A sandwich
  2. (informal) Ellipsis of pecan sandy.